||Along with the abolishment of the martial law and the change of our social, economic conditions, literary creation has exhibited a diverse scene. Since the 1980s, feminist literature and gender studies gradually embraced a prosperous development. In the Taiwan society which advocates women's rights, cases of inequality between men and women can still be often seen, not to mention women are still oppressed by the patriarchal society. When I was thinking about the direction of this research paper, I decided to choose feminist consciousness and feminist literature as the main direction, hoping to discuss the author's consciousness from the text of the novel, or to touch upon the problem of unequal treatment between the two sexes based on acute observation of social phenomena. At the same time, I also want to show that traditional patriarchal conceptions not only influence women, but also bring fixed thinking patterns for men invisibly. They also restrict the thinking levels of men and the inevitability of the traditional exhibited on the level of character traits, brings about a feeling of ambivalence when one faces the self and the society.
Therefore, the author of this paper departs from the perspective of humanistic care and attempts to understand the dilemma women are facing in traditional patriarchal society. At the same time, the author also wishes to reveal the pressure and mental confinement men face under paternity. Li Ang is exactly a writer with a rather strong feminist consciousness. In her works, a strong feminist consciousness and the delicate interaction between the two sexes can often be found. Li Ang is brave enough to use the topic of sex, which is a taboo to discuss the myriad problems women encounter in love, marriage and in the society. In great controversy, she makes readers think about the situation of women in the patriarchal society. Lost garden is a work of Li Ang which was produced in 1991. The novel narrates the history, politics of Taiwan, the atmosphere of a society under prosperous development of capitalism during the 1980s, and the on-and-off sensual relationship between the male and female protagonists.
In the work, the emotional entanglement between the male and female protagonists is shown through the actions in which they want to achieve their benefits in terms of power and desire by means of mutual trial of strength and calculation. The work exhibits the anxiety and unrest modern men and women have when they are facing power and erotic temptations. The male and female protagonists use power, money, and physical lust to manipulate each other and to attack and defense, which also makes them sink deep into the trap of power and lust. The author of this paper uses Lost garden as its research text, and discusses the female lust and feminist consciousness in the text through the process of the subjective construction of Zhu Yinghong, hoping to reflect the oppression that women feel under the patriarchal society for a long time, and to reflect the situation and dilemma that both sexes face in patriarchal society.